Published: Saturday 03 December, 2016

WATCH La Salle Takes Game 1 of DLSU vs ADMU UAAP Season 79 Finals

La Salle drew first blood in the UAAP Season 79 basketball finals as the DLSU vs ADMU match-up lived up to the hype. It was a battle down the wire as it should be between the fierce arch rivals.

DLSU vs ADMU Game 1 final score.

DLSU wins Game 1 over AMDU 67 – 65. (PHOTO: Twitter/Deanna Wong)

In front of more than 16,000 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena, the DLSU vs ADMU battle for basketball supremacy unfolded today. La Salle led most of the way, with a cushion of double figures in the early going. But, as the their first UAAP finals meeting since season 71, Ateneo slowly chipped away at the deficit until crunch time.

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ADMU almost ran off with a win. But king archer Jeron Teng had other plans. The graduating Teng, who previously expressed his desire to leave the UAAP as a champion, provided the heroics in the end game as La Salle escaped with a with win and now needs just one more to become the UAAP Season 79 basketball champs.

Game 2 of the finals series in on Wednesday.